Meals From The Heart



People are talking about Meals From The Heart.

“Meals from the Heart volunteer meal packing was a wonderful event! It was a great team building activity for all of the employees that participated. The director of our local food shelf joined us to help pack and explained how much this impacts others. We were happy to help the local community and have a lot of fun at the same time!”

– Jessica H., 3M Plant Manager

“I am just writing to thank you and your organization for what you do to feed families in need. I lost my job a few months ago and things were pretty tight, so we contacted our local food pantry in Columbus, Ohio and they assisted us with groceries. Your food packs were among the items we received and they fed us well, they taste delicious by the way. Thanks again for what you do. May God bless you.”

– A Father

“I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that the meal packets that you all prepared and donated to us have been a huge hit in the food pantries. People absolutely love them. Our staff has already been asking about next year. Thanks to you and our friends at UALC for making this available to our neighbors in need.”

– LSS Director

“We are very thankful for your meals here in Northern Minnesota. If it wasn’t for these meals and the hard work that goes into packaging and distribution; I don’t know what I could have done to provide for my family this past year. I feel truly blessed living in Minnesota to have such great people who are trying to end hunger. Thank you for all of your hard work and care this is put into these meals that provide nutrition to the less fortunate/down on their luck. Thank you from my entire family.”

– A Mother

“Your team of volunteers treated us as men. As equals! They gave us such respect. Thank you.”

– An offender and participant in Serving Beyond The Bars

“I was fortunate to be one of the inmates who enjoyed the blessing of being able to participate int he meal packing event held at the MCF-Stillwater Facility. I walked away from that event with a profound and revitalized sense of purpose. It had been a long time since I had been able to feel that way, and I obviously wish to help in any way possible to share with others what the Holy Spirit has ignited within me.”

– An offender and participant in Serving Beyond The Bars

“Many people judge these men who have committed violent crimes as not worth anything. Some prisoners have no one come to visit. The arrival of your team and the offering of meaningful service to the community was a gift beyond dollar value. How can one put a price on hope in the life of a hopeless man? We thank God for you, your team, and your church.”

– The Mother of an offender who participated in in Serving Beyond The Bars

“The act of recognition of these men as having value from people from outside the prison has had a powerful effect on these guys. It gives them hope that maybe someday that they can be forgiven and accepted by society even though most will never re-enter a life beyond the bars. It has tremendous meaning in their lives.”

– The Father of an offender who participated in in Serving Beyond The Bars

Meals From The Heart